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. now at 4:00, it is sentencing day for a local teenager who killed his math teacher. how long prosecutors wanted to see them behind bars and the defense says he should be getting out safer. this man sp attacking people with a knife downtown. the unique feature on his face that they say could help catch him. the mbta is pram missing to make the commute a little easier. first on fox25, the new job to get buses and trains back on time. >>announcer: complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: and good morning, everybody, thank you for joining us on this joining us on this morning, friday, february 26, i am gene lavanchy. >> julie: good morning,
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temperatures feeling a little more like february again today. meteorologist shiri spear in the fox25 stormtracker weather center. shiri, the weekend will start on a cooler note. >> shiri: yeah, cool temps today. cool temps for tomorrow. if you were looking for a warm-up, feels like april we hit the second time of the weekend. no nape sight. 29 degrees in worcester. passing flurries. portsmouth, new hampshire down to 34. 35 in plymouth. but because it is fairly mild out there, these flurries are not going to be able to get a good grip on anything. not expecting any sticky accumulation. through 6:00, partly cloudy. futurecast a little underdone with our early morning clouds. temperatures holding temperatures holding to 30s temperatures holding to 30 degrees north and south shore. temperatures will be holding steady. highs from 34 to 40 degrees. it is going to be a gusty day ahead. cool and partly sunny, but also
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so that is the latest check on the forecast. now i am going to send you over to julie again with live drive time traffic. shiri, things are looking nice and light out there. hopefully everything has been cleaned up since the wind and rain storm yesterday morning. route 1 moving along fine. pike wide open. through the brighton area, nothing slowing you down. live drive times. 25 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. 9 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 23 minutes from 495 south to the leverett connector. we could learn today how long a teenager will be sentenced for raping and murdering his math teacher. phillip chism will be in court for his sentencing. he was found guilty of killing 24-year-old danvers high school teacher colleen ritzer. chism was 14 at the time of the murder. nine of the loved one also give impact statement to the judge. the defense tried limit the
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with ritzer's family. >> the level of respect and dignity that was smithsonian in the most difficult of circumstances. >> julie: prosecutors had asked that chism serve no less than 50 years. if so, chism wouldn't be a candidate for parole until his mid-60s. his team is asking for a maximum of 26 years in prison. a judge said he will try his best to make a decision by the end of today. fox25 will be from court for the sentencing hearing when it begins at 9 a.m. it could be a day before the judge makes that decision. as soon as it comes down, we will take the sentencing live on fox25. you can also get the latest on the case on our web site and mobile app. developing this morning, investigators are going through a fact flee kansas where a former employee killed three people and wounded a dozen more. the suspect, a 38-year-old man also shot two other people and stole a car before arriving at the plant. both of those victims survived. the gunman was eventually killed by the first police
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factory in the town of heston. employees at the plant say there was chaos and panic as soon as they heard the first gunshot. >> people started screaming, coming out. go to the front. go to the front. everybody said no, he is out front. so everybody start to go right over here. >> gene: the factory where the shooting happened makes lawnmowers. police have not confirmed the motive. detectives expect to be on the scene for several more hours. authorities say this man is posing a danger to people near the boston common. he is accused of attacking two people with a large knife and he is still on the loose. you can see the man in the surveillance pictures, he is medium height and missing several teeth. in both cases the victims were robbed and threatened but they were not stabbed. the first happened june 30 and second february 20 between the common and t station. they are on alert.
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i already keep an eye out in this area. it is a combat zone and always keep the pepper spray in my pocket. >> reporter: the second rory a woman was robbed after getting cash from the atm. we have a picture up on the front page of our web site if you want to take a look. a fire fighter is accused of raping a child in 1981. he was a maynard fire fighter since 1986. placed on leave february 5. yesterday afternoon, police arrested an charged him with rape. people in town don't know what to make of it. >> they are always supposed to be go-to people. >> the respected. you are supposed to be safe with them just like police. >> gene: police is not release >> gene: police is not released any information about the alleged victim. the fire department will hold a termination hearing in march. 4:06. a salem police officer is off the job and facing drug charges. police in lynn say matthew shaldoni was arrested after taking part in a drug deal.
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pills on him and taken into custody. lynn police contacted salem police chief shortly after the arrest. >> we have to uphold the laws, and this is what our community expects of us and this is what we should be doing so a little break of trust here. >> julie: pat trollman has been on the force for three years and he was off duty when he was arrested and scheduled to report to work a few hours later. he will be placed on leave. a circus operator contesting $30,000 in fines for a tent collapse that killed two people in new hampshire. fine it had the event and on thursday, the circus operator decided he will fight the penalty. a father and 6-year-old daughter died when strong winds blew over the tent. osha claimed they ignored the weather and put it up improperly. and hacking an iphone used by terrorists. the tech giant filed their
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the fbi asked apple to help them get into the san bernandino phones. in the legal brief, apple argues the government's request would violate first amendment rights. apple said they are seeking dangerous power by undermining people privacy. just day buffers super tuesday, the remaining republican candidates are attacking each other in hope attacking each other in hoping to score points with voters. all five were in a televised debate. donald trump, marco rubio and ted cruz doing much of the talking. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of 8 amnesty bill. where was dond donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> he builds the wall, hey he will be using imgrant labor. >> this guy is a liar. this guy -- you have a combination of factors. he can't do it for the obvious
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because he doesn't know how to tell the truth. >> gene: at one point ben carson begged for some of the other candidates to attack him debate. carson finished fourth and fifth in recent primaries. the democrat have one primary tomorrow voters in south carolina will choose between sanders. clinton campaigned in south carolina yesterday. while she spoke about health care bernie sanders was in flint, michigan talking about the city's water crisis. >> we are looking at children being poisoned and suffering perhaps irreplaceable brain damage. if that is not an emergency, i don't know what an emergency is. >> every one of those republican, presidential candidates have insurance and a lot of gall for them to say we don't need that affordable care act. >> president bill clinton was campaigning for his wife in south carolina. super stews next week when voters in more than a dozen states including massachusetts will go to the polls.
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the results on air, on our app and online at myfoxboston.com. happening this morning, a local school will be back open now that the air has been determined safe for students. the clyburn elementary school web site says classes are back to normal. schools were closed due to air quality testing. results showed that a dangerous chemical was in the air. there was no signs of any chemical contaminant in the building. and a new bill that will give first-time drunk drivers a choice to have their license suspended or a device involved that would require a drive to take a breathalyzer every time they try to take the car. the bill's sponsor believes that the bill would keep more drunk drivers off the road. >> we think by use >> we think by using this interlock device it will dramatically diminish the possibility of an individual while on their hardship license with that interlock device being able to drive when intoxicated. they have to be below .2 for
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>> according to mothers against drunk driving, device like these stopped 37,000 dui offenses since 2006. we check traffic and weather every ten minutes. 14 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin bridge. shiri? >> shiri: i have got temperatures out there right now starting out the day in the 30s. we have also got some mostly cloudy skies. temperatures cooling down though by 6:00 this morning. i have a temperature down to 35 degrees. i will know you -- show you when the clouds clear up. another great warm-up next. talk to you soon. two months into the year and lack of working smoke detector are being blamed for nine deadly fires. a push to prevent further tragedies by changing what you are required to have in your house. the mbta promising to put an end to the commuter
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it is like a tunnel and if luke at it it is midday and that road is still wet. >> julie: that representative
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representatives of funding to deal with that problem. the victim's brother is in serious condition at the hospital. a deadly crash on the south shore is under investigation this morning. a car went off the road on route 3 in plymouth around 6:30 last night between exit 5. people went to the hospital. a 21-year-old man from providence, rhode island died from his injuries. nearly anyone who has driven the t bus will tell that you the mbta has problems. the mbta is listening and taking action. fox25's jackie hendrick has learned of the new technology that the mbta is developing to make your commute easier. >> reporter: riders agree half the time they ride the t, bus or commuter rail there is a problem. >> 50% of the time, a delay. >> reporter: buses and rundown equipment the main complaint and always seems be getting worse. >> the last two years is the worst i have seen in 25 years. >> the problems with last year really kind of lit a fire into
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problems that existed. >> reporter: chief technology officer at the mbta has a brand officer at the mbta has a brand-new approach, ten different positions to develop apps. the first one to tell you when the bus and train headed your way is already full so you don't have to stand out there and wait for no reason. then over time, that day is gathered. >> you will be able to use all of that information and to be able to say that actually we need to put buffers here or move buffers from one area to the other. your pay. something other areas have done. >> we go back to the t, i think why are we lacking all this technology. >> reporter: the new focus group will make it possible to pay with apple a samsung pay or anything else in your wallet. not a railcar or train, but can be done right now with an immediate effect. >> snail changes that we make if they save someone 30 minutes
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that is 1.2 million trips a day that is 1.2 million trips a day. a really big impact. >> reporter: jackie hendricks, fox25 news. >> gene: revamping the mbta web site which has not been changed in almost ten years. 4:17 4:17, if you are an early riser and heading out the door, a smooth commute. on the map, traffic flow, bright green. nothing slowing you down on the expressway. pike wide open from 495 past 198 and the allston/brighton tolls. flashing lights doing a little bit of roadwork and nobody is out that the early hour. live drive times, 12 anyone live drive times, 12 minutes from 16 to 128. 23 minutes from 495 to the leverett connector. nine minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. meteorologist shiri spear now, and as you step out the door, shiri, temperatures are much colder than yesterday. >> about 20% to 30% colder than yesterday, julie. i think you need to be prepared for not just a cooler day but a breezy day from start to finish here.
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the time we hit sunday and warm temperatures into next week and a few shots of rain coming up, but what i am miging in my -- snow. boston so far only getting 25 inches of snow. normal is more like 33. last year by yesterday we hit that 100-inch mark. so we are way below what we had here last year, way below average in fact and no snow in sight. 36 degrees in boston. a breeze. 25-mile-per-hour sustained wind and a feels-like temperature of 25 and 24 this is your temperature trend. middle 30s at 6 a.m. 8 a.m., 33 degrees. a few early morning clouds say goodbye to them by 10 a.m. brightening up and get up to 35 skies. 29 this morning. 16-mile-per-hour breeze. do you get a little bit of wind there as well. in the worcester area on this morning.
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not doing any -- something to be conscious of when you step outside. 6 a.m. through 10 a.m. we are in the upper 20s, we get back to 30 degrees by noontime and high also only be around freezing this afternoon. way cooler than yesterday's 50s and 60s. 38 your high in boston and plymouth. 37 in beverly and bedford. 31 in worcester. 31 in keene. 38 in chatham, and we will see that brightening trend here. it is going to stay breezy from start to finish. let's plan on gusts 30 miles per hour straight into the evening. if you have friday night plans, a whole lot of nothing going on and a breeze. and add an extra layer. it does add that wind chill of course. wake up tomorrow morning to sunshine. high pressure driving to the first half of the weekend. second half of the weekend this front gets a little closer to northern new england and we will have to bump up our cloud cover a little bit. sunday we start seeing some of
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this front never gets us to which is why we are not going to include any rain or snow in your forecast. partly cloudy skies. the warm-ups which i know you 42 in boston. 42 in concord, new hampshire. 39 in worcester and 359 in hyannis. on sunday 53 boston and concord, new hampshire. 51 in worcester. 46, hyannis. so obviously we are going to trend. seven-day forecast with the weekend falls view from 38 today to about 40 degrees your high tomorrow is going to stay partly sunny. a few more clouds with the warm a few more clouds with the warmen up can-to-50 degrees. 56 on monday with a chance of a few spot showers not seeing it as a washout but a chance of rain. a little break on tuesday with a high of 48 degrees and more 50s and again that chance of showers wednesday into thursday of next week. average. what is normal this time of the in boston. the only day that is actually going to be average is saturday
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then. you get those warm almost march you get those warm almost march-like and april-like temperatures for the rest of your seven-day, back to you guys. >> those temps are not looking bad at all. >> julie: no they are not. fire officials still don't know the cause of the fire that destroyed a mansion in newport. the home was worth $3 million. it was built in the 1940s and quite a pass. famous families were entertained there including the kennedys. the day before john f. kennedy's wedding jackie o spent time there to escape for a few minutes. the teen once the center of a custody dispute between her parents and a hospital. justina pelletier ripped from her parents' custody as they were charged with medical child abuse. the family's big legal finding and why it was not about revenge. a town employee caught on camera running over a business owner.
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about fox25 investigates has learned that a rockland town employee has been punished for dumping snow on a business owner's property, almost running him over. some are calling it a slap on
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albert ginini was driving a front-end loader and almost hit the owner of a rockland car lot. it was almost caught on video. they are suspending him without pay for two weeks. he said his hands are tied because of labor laws. 4:25. a professor caught trying to intimidate journalist during a campus protest is out of a job. the board of curators voted to fire melissa click. click was seen asking for, quote, muscle to get rid of a video journalist. trying to fill am protest over alleged racism at the nroovrt ben click confronted him. she graduated from umass and has since been called with third-degree assault. tv legend bill cosby dropping one of his lawsuits against a former supermodel. he sued beverly johnson for defamation. she claimed that cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her. his attorney said he dropped the dice focus on the criminal case.
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years ago. a 90-year-old woman is facing eviption from the home decades. her landlord promised she could life. a verbal promise and nothing was put in writing. the current owner is the grandson-in-law of the lady and days. he said he didn't know anything about the promise and he feels bad but has to sell the home his son. homes in the state could soon be required to have a new kind of smoke detector. state lawmakers are pushing for the change after 13 people were killed in nine fires just this year alone. in all nine fires, the smoke detectors were not working because of a dead or missing battery. the state fire marshal's office is propose is proposing a through will allow only smoke detectors with lithium battery lithium batteries inside home. they last for ten years and has not been able to be removed.
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shirping battery issues and those we believe are a significant cause of disabling the smoke alarm. >> for now, fire fighters hope the facts will remind people -- be reminded of people to keep their smoke detectors working. new england patriots stars are having fun in the off season with very deserving kids. wide receiver julian edelman and trace flowers went to boston children hospital serving pancake breakfasts for young children and their families and they made the pancakes themselves. >> fortunate to come here and do this. i did this a few years back and to come back and do it again and try to put smile on kids' faces. it really touches you julie looking good in that chef's hat looking good in that chef's hat. the children got gifts including signed football. police bust a nationwide theft ring. how a day care helped police crack the case.
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now at 4:30. it is sentencing day for a teenager convicted of rape and murder. the battle over how much time he should serve and the victim's family preparing for emotional testimony. plus, boston police want people to look out for this man. how he is robbing people in the city, and what he is missing that could help identify him. plus new insults fly at the republican debate. >> i am the only one that has hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> gene: the democrats are not playing nice either. a look at how both sides are gearing up for super tuesday. complete new england news coverage starts right now, this is the fox25 morning news.
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just about 4:30 on february 26. i am julie grauert. >> gene: i am gene lavanchy. back in february this morning, the april-like temperatures are gone at least for today as it winds down. meteorologist shiri spear is in the stormtracker weather center the stormtracker weather center. good morning, shiri. >> shiri: let me explain why it is a little shock to the system in much cooler than yesterday at this time. 29 degrees cooler in worcester. 28 degrees cooler in bedford. 25 degrees cooler in boston. so -- i mean no 50s and 60s. it is all 30s and 20s on the map. 29 degrees right now in worcester. we did have a couple of passing flurries. they are really driving they are really drying up. they are having a tough time over the berkshires. hollis, new hampshire at 33 right now. 35 in tewksbury. lexington at 34. boston at 36 degrees. brockton down at 33. more of those lower 30s. hanover down to duxbury but not quite freezing. sandwich at 38 and a lot of these on and off clouds that stand out.

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